Motorcyclist killed in accident on Lothian road

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A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a crash with a car near Pathhead.

Police said the incident happened at around 3.20pm on Wednesday on the A6093, approximately 400 metres from the junction with the A68.

A 54-year-old man was riding his Honda Hornet motorcyle towards Haddington when he was involved in a collision with a Volkswagen Passat, which was travelling in the direction of Oxenfoord Castle.

As a result, the rider sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Road Policing Officers closed the road for around six hours while they conducted their inquiries and have appealed for witnesses.

Sergeant Gary Taylor from the Lothians and Scottish Borders Divisional Road Policing Unit said: “Despite the best efforts of the emergency service personnel in attendance, the male rider sadly passed away and we are continuing with our investigation to establosh the full circumstances of this incident.

“I would ask that any motorists who were on the road at the time and witnessed what happened to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information that can assist with this inquiry should also get in touch.”

Those with information can contact the Lothians and Scottish Borders Divisional Road Policing Unit via 101 and quote incident number 2416 of the 23rd August.